The controversial period romance, starring Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh, will hit the big screen on January 25, 2018.
The long wait is almost over. Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s controversial period romance Padmaavat will now release across cinemas in UAE, Oman, Qatar and Bahrain on January 25, 2018.
Padmaavat has been in the eye of a storm due to its plot line. It’s a tale of a Hindu Rajput Queen and the Muslim invader Alauddin Khilji. However, several Rajput and right-wing groups in India found the portrayal of the Hindu queen offensive.
The period romance – featuring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh in lead roles, was earlier schedule for release on December 1, 2017.
The film has now been cleared by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), which asked its makers to change the movie Title from Padmavati to Padmaavat and also suggested other modifications to be made to the film.
Two Bollywood films at war
With the release date of Padmaavat now moved to January 25, the film will clash with the release date of R. Balki’s biography drama Pad Man – featuring Akshay Kumar, Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor in lead roles.
Pad Man is a biopic drama on Arunachalam Muruganantham – the inventor of a low-cost sanitary pad making machine in India, whose role will be played by Indian National Award-winning actor Akshay Kumar.
The next question is: will the clash of these two Bollywood blockbusters affect box office collections of Pad Man?
When asked about his reaction on the clash of the two films, Akshay Kumar said, “It is not about competition, it is a very big day, a big week, so all films can come. Both the films can release on that day as every film has the right to release whenever they (makers) want, and I am happy for them.”
Considering the star-studded cast featured in both films, the weekend of January 25 will be a crowd puller across cinemas in UAE, Oman, Qatar and Bahrain, and both Bollywood blockbusters are guaranteed to do well in the region.
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Source: Gulf news (Tabloid)
Akshay Kumar poses as a superhero in the new poster for his next film PadMan, which touches upon the issue of women’s sanitary hygiene.
The new poster was shared by Akshay Kumar on Twitter with a caption that reads “Meet the real life superhero, PadMan.”
Actress Sonam Kapoor also shared the poster and captioned it: “A great representation of Ghandhi’s Quote. ‘Be the change you wish to see in the world’. PadMan brings you an inspiring true story this Republic Day.”
The film is inspired by the life of Coimbatore-based Arunachalam Muruganantham, who found a way to make affordable sanitary napkins for women in his village. PadMan also feature Amitabh Bachchan and Radhika Apte, and is slated for release across cinemas in the UAE on January 25, 2018.
Watch the trailer below:
Films featuring Akshay Kumar have always been well received by cinema audiences in the UAE. Below are UAE admission figures for movies featuring Akshay Kumar:
Toilet Ek Prem Katha (2017) – Approximately 103,200 admissions (screened for 3 weeks)
Jolly LLB2 (2017) – Approximately 114,000 admissions (screened for 5 weeks)
Brothers (2015) – Approximately 130,500 admissions (screened for 4 weeks)
Akshay Kumar will also star alongside Rajnikanth in the upcoming Indian Sci-Fi film 2.0 (Tamil) – which is also slated for releases on January 25, 2018. 2.0 is the first Indian film that is directly shot in 3D and is anticipated to be a MEGA blockbuster.
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Source: Gulf News (Tabloid) and Twitter